20th Century

Harlem Shuffle

By Colson Whitehead - Published 2021

Genres:

Literary

In 1960s Harlem, Ray Carney owns his own furniture store and is determined to prove himself as an honest businessman, in stark contrast ...Read Review

Wuhan

By John Fletcher - Published 2021

Genres:

Literary

No, this is not a hastily written novel about Covid-19. It is a big, sprawling, angry novel that was started well before the ...Read Review

Beasts of a Little Land

By Juhea Kim - Published 2021

Genres:

Literary

This beautiful book follows the lives of a girl named Jade, who is sold at the age of ten as an apprentice to ...Read Review

The Gypsy’s Daughter (Memory Lane)

By Katie Hutton - Published 2021

Genres:

Saga

The eponymous Harmony Loveridge, “Harry” to her family, friends and others who are neither, is raised on a farm in Kent by loving ...Read Review

The Vixen

By Francine Prose - Published 2021

Genres:

Literary

This is one of the most satisfying novels I’ve read in ages. From the beginning, Prose places us firmly in the consciousness ...Read Review

The Woman at the Front

By Lecia Cornwall - Published 2021

Genres:

Saga

This book is a love story—a deep and compelling one—but it’s not only about romantic love. It is also about ...Read Review

Splinter on the Tide

By Phillip Parotti - Published 2021

Genres:

Military

War makes boys grow up fast, and World War II had that effect on plenty of civilian guys turned naval reserve officers, men ...Read Review

The French Gift: A Novel of World War II Paris

By Kirsty Manning - Published 2021

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This multi-period historical mystery centers on the relationship of a famous French author and resistance fighter, Joséphine Murant, and Margot Bisset, a ...Read Review

Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna

By Alda P. Dobbs - Published 2021

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

1913 Mexico. Petra Luna’s mother died in childbirth. Her father was forced to either join the Federales, the government army of tyrant Victoriano ...Read Review

Tenderness

By Alison MacLeod - Published 2021

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

D.H. Lawrence, Jackie Kennedy and J. Edgar Hoover might seem unlikely bedfellows, but in this wonderfully compelling novel, their stories are interwoven ...Read Review

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